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Fall Teacher Workshops Offered in Yellowstone National Park

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Date: September 12, 2008
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2008     08-077
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Fall Teacher Workshops Offered in Yellowstone National Park

The National Park Service and its educational partner, the Yellowstone Association Institute, are teaming up to offer two teacher workshops in the park this fall thanks to generous funding from the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

What Lies Beneath, a four-day workshop focusing on geology as it relates to Yellowstone's geologic past, present and future; will be based at Old Faithful on October 16-19. 

The November 13 - 16 workshop, Hunter-Hunted, will be based at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. Focusing on carnivores and their prey, participants in this workshop will learn balanced approaches for addressing the complex societal and ecological issues related to predators, with opportunities to observe predators and their prey in the wild.

Workshops are open to any educator. While the workshops target middle school teachers, lessons are easily adaptable to both younger and older students, so elementary and high school teachers are also encouraged to attend.

University and in-service credits are available. Limited scholarships are available for Wyoming teachers for meals, lodging, tuition, and course materials thanks to a generous donation from the Daniels Fund.
 
To reserve a spot or obtain more information, call 307-344-2294, or visit http://www.nps.gov/yell/forteachers/teacherworkshops.htm.

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Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.